Beats Studio Buds +See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds +||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8.2mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||94db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||100hz|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds +'s rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Beats Studio Buds +, Sennheiser CX 500BT have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Beats Studio Buds + have a weight of 6.1g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh more than the Beats Studio Buds + with a difference of 5.9g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds + are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds + are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Beats Studio Buds + have stereo speakers, what this means is that Beats Studio Buds +'s speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT and Beats Studio Buds + have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Beats Studio Buds + have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Beats Studio Buds + and Sennheiser CX 500BT work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Beats Studio Buds + sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and Beats Studio Buds + have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds + have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Beats Studio Buds +'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Beats Studio Buds +
Beats Studio Buds +'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Beats Studio Buds +
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds +'s measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's sound pressure level measurement is 94dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Beats Studio Buds +'s battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Beats Studio Buds +'s case has a charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 11 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds +'s battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Beats Studio Buds + have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Beats Studio Buds + use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Beats Studio Buds + have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Beats Studio Buds + . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds +
Beats Studio Buds + support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds + will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Beats Studio Buds + have 6 microphones.
While the Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Beats Studio Buds + support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Beats Studio Buds + have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Beats Studio Buds + support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
Beats Studio Buds + support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Beats Studio Buds + have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Beats Studio Buds +, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2Years, more than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 1 Years .
Beats Studio Buds + have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Beats Studio Buds + come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.